Cooper Landing

Alaska Division of Forestry

 

School was cancelled in Cooper Landing Tuesday, as the Swan Lake fire pushed farther to the east, and crossed the Resurrection Trail north of the Sterling Highway Monday night. Crews spent Monday doing back burn operations intended to keep the active fire off the highway, which had been the case Sunday night.

With the multiple closures of the Sterling Highway since Sunday morning, many motorists found themselves stranded in Cooper Landing. After all, a 15-mile back-up stretched east from there by Monday morning.
    That captive audience actually made for a pretty good day for Wildman’s, Cooper Landing’s “everything” store.
    “We had a lot of people stop in. It was a good day yesterday,” said owner Cheryl James. “We had several people sleeping in our parking lot. There were people in line out there for 12 hours waiting to go through.”

Alaska Division of Forestry

Fire managers held another community meeting in Cooper Landing last (Wed.) night. Residents were updated on the Swan Lake Fire's progress since the last meeting on Friday. Cool, moist marine air has dampened the 100,000 acre blaze and reduced its intensity, if not the smoke.
Residents were told how the terrain and weather is resulting in a lot of "low intensity" burning in tundra, bogs and muskeg.

Kenai Conversation: Mona Painter

Feb 6, 2019

Mona Painter has watched Cooper Landing grow up since she moved to the area in 1958 and serves as a kind of historian for this quiet part of the Peninsula. On this week's Kenai Conversation, host Shaylon Cochran sits down with Painter to recall some of those earlier days, how the town coped with the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and how things changed with the introduction of electricity, telephone and television service.

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Where there's smoke there's good beer flavor and let's hear it for the women in brewing history. Bill also checks in with Bleeding Heart Brewery in Palmer and get details about the Cooper Landing's plans to build a new brewery.

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Among other changes planned for highway travel through Cooper Landing, a speed limit change could also be on the horizon.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

It’s been over 40 years in the making, and will likely be a couple more before construction actually begins, but the Cooper Landing highway bypass project moved a significant step forward this week.


Cooper Landing Gun Club

 

Sportshooters in Cooper Landing may soon have a new facility to sharpen their aim. The borough planning commission will take up a motion this week to lease 66 acres for a new shooting range.

A charter bus carrying the Homer girls basketball team got stuck partially in the ditch in Cooper Landing, blocking traffic in both lanes for some time on Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

According to a Facebook post by Chad Felice, coach of the Lady Mariners, the road was so icy that the bus, moving at under 20 mph, just slid down with the grade of the road.

Join Bill for a tour of Cooper Landing Brewing, a taste of brewing science and a talk about taboo beer labels.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

 

Alaska’s congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Walker have all signed off on a letter asking the Interior Department to settle the question of what route the proposed Cooper Landing highway bypass will take.